Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Tucquan:
4.23/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on 2012-12-08 at TJ's pub in Paoli, PA for their 9th anniversary celebration.
A - Black or very dark brown with a 1/2-finger dark tan head and mild lacing.
S - Dark roasted grain, spice, light bourbon, coconut.
T - Rich medium-dark roasted grain, toasted oats, coconut, vanilla, illusion of chocolate, bourbon. Nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Delicious.
M - Medium body and carbonation. Not overly creamy.
O - A very fine oatmeal stout although I like Founders Breakfast Stout a little more.
Serving type: on-tap
12-09-2012 21:23:08 | More by Tucquan
More User Reviews:
4.76/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2013 vintage. Pours black as pitch with a huge, tan head that slowly dissipated into a nice cap. Dark chocolate and coffee on the nose with prominent vanilla and bourbon notes. Lots of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon on the tongue. Smooth, velvety mouth feel, medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, an extremely well crafted and balanced beer. In my opinion, Firestone Walker has the finest barrel aging program out there.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 15:09:47 | More by JohnG190
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.